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the busy times for the beer business. so we had to work. so at 10 he had us in the warehouse sweeping the floors. the job -- we did every job there was to do. >> larry: gavin, was he tough on you? >> absolutely. well, my father used to say, i'm not going to leave you anything. you're going to have to work for it. if you don't work for it, i'll leave it all to charity. so we did. >> larry: a good idea, gavin. >> a good idea. but when you're 10, 11 years old, do you want to work on a saturday, holidays? probably not. but looking back it was probably the best thing that ever happened to us. >> larry: did he have a tendency, adrienne, to spoil you, being the only girl? >> of course. i can answer that. yes, he did. but also i admire he was ahead of his time as well. he wanted me to be independent, wanted me to go out and learn the things that my brothers were learning. so i admire him for his tenacity, that's right. and able to let me be myself. >> larry: but he always, george, kept a strong hand? >> pretty much. my mother took over when he didn't. so my mother's done a great job as well.
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, and has had a huge influence on all of us. and part of that work ethic comes from our mother, she's great. >> larry: how old were you when your dad died. >> i was 13. >> larry: how old was he. >> he was 57. >> larry: that's pretty young. what did he die of. >> he was diabetic, a little overweight, didn't exercise as much as he should. >> larry: what's the background of the name maloof? >> it's lebanese. >> larry: how did this all start? first you all went into the liquor and beer business automatically, right? >> yes. >> larry: are you still in that, joe. >> we're not out of the beer business all together, we have a new project that we're working on called black star beer. >> larry: beer? >> yeah, a new beer that we're marketing it for a gentleman named minot westinger. but the other beer part of it we're out of distributorship. >> larry: what was your first business beyond alcohol? >> the general store, 100 years ago, my grandfather opened up a general store in las vegas, new mexico. and we say that's the real las vegas. and it had a general store and sold everything from sugar to lard t